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Education, Democracy and Digital Technologies

Should democracies embrace or fear social media and new online platforms?  That's the question the Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies has been considering. Led by Lord Puttnam it called for evidence on the impact on political campaigning, the electoral process, our understanding of the truth and public's wider engagement with politics and political [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|

11 tips to stay well informed for #GE2019

In the lead up to an election political misinformation and disinformation are widespread online. What advice can we give young people - soon to be voters - about accessing reliable information? These tips will help equip them - and all of us - to make informed decisions.  Find the source Don’t trust something just because [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|

‘Misinformation’ TEDx talk by DLSCo co-founder

With a snap election looking highly probable and the volume of online misinformation seen during the 2017 General Election set to continue, how can we ensure the electorate is making well-informed voting decisions? Our co-founder, Shelley Metcalfe spoke recently at TEDx Macclesfield about the cost of careless clicks, how we are all part of the problem [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|

Digital Literacy and the School Curriculum

As governments seek to tackle misinformation and other problems posed by the digital age, digital (or media) literacy is often cited as a significant part of any solution. The recent 2019 report by the DCMS Select Committee called for digital literacy to be the “fourth pillar of education alongside reading, writing and maths.” However the Government [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|